Instagram today implemented several new features that were first previewed and announced at Facebook’s F8 developer conference in May, including a redesigned Explore tab, new camera effects, and a group video chatting feature.
Instagram’s new video chat option, which is a feature that’s designed to rival offerings like Skype and FaceTime, can be accessed via Instagram Direct, and it allows for video calls with up to four people at the same time. Instagram users can chat across iOS and Android without the need for a phone number.
As explained by Instagram, starting a new video chat can be done from the Direct inbox. Open a message thread, tap the [...]
Available on Indiegogo, the wire-free Arbor Instant Video Doorbell from Arbor Home lets you keep an eye on your packages from shipment to delivery, and it lets you see just who’s at your door when the bell rings.
Prior to the Arbor, I hadn’t used a video doorbell, and I wasn’t sure if I needed one, but ironically, waiting for the delivery of the video doorbell itself taught me how valuable these products can be.
Arbor shipped me a video doorbell on May 21, and on May 22, I got a notification from FedEx that the package had been delivered. There was just one problem — there was nothing on my doorstep. I got in touch with FedEx, as did Arbor, [...]
Some 60 billion messages are sent over the WhatsApp chat platform every day. One of the reasons for the service’s massive popularity is that it lets users send and receive as many media-rich messages as they want, which – as long as they’ve limited WhatsApp’s use of their cellular data plan – costs them next to nothing.
That’s great news for senders, but one of the drawbacks of receiving multiple images and video clips from your WhatsApp contacts is that they’re automatically saved to your iPhone’s Photo Library. Apart from being an unwelcome sight in your personal Camera Roll, they can start to take up valuable storage space. Fortunately, [...]
Instagram today announced the launch of IGTV, a new video streaming service that’s designed to compete with YouTube. The news was shared during a live broadcast from Instagram’s headquarters in San Francisco.
With the launch of IGTV, which is mobile first and built with smartphones in mind, content creators on Instagram can now upload videos that are as long as one hour to Instagram, up from a single minute.
IGTV focuses on full-screen vertical video, with the ability to interact with other users while watching videos. Anyone can upload IGTV content to Instagram starting today.
Longer-form video content on the social network can be discovered [...]